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Senior Specialist- Professional Services
Ref No.: 18-08767
Location: Abbott Park, Illinois
Role: Senior Specialist- Professional Services
Location: Client Park, IL
Duration: 12 Month Contract

Must be willing to learn and comfortable with ambiguity

Position Summary
This an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic procurement organization. The ideal candidate is an innovative thinker with a strong understanding of procurement fundamentals and the professional services category.

Main Responsibilities
• Build relationships with key stakeholders
• Execute sourcing strategies
• Researches and evaluates products and suppliers
• Support annual savings/productivity goals
• Recommends process improvements to streamline for efficiencies.
• Proactively seek and lead innovative ways to improve the procurement processes and customer service levels
• Works closely with suppliers negotiating agreements to deliver value
• Lead complex RFPs as well as lead small projects.
• Serve as a subject matter expert for assigned categories

Minimum Education
• Bachelor's Degree: Engineering, Science, Business, or Financial Degrees
• CPM certification desired.
• Project management experience preferred.

Minimum Experience
• 5-7 years of procurement or relevant functional experience
• Excel proficiency with other advanced analytics preferred
• Proficient communication skills; verbal and written for recommendations and presentations
• Strong project management skills
• Contract negotiations experience
• Strong initiative, work ethic and problem solving skills
• Experience working effectively in a matrixed organization